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    Super Member debbieoh's Avatar
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    Does anyone know of a website that offer fabric panels? I offered to make 4 to 6 quilts for the hospice I volunteer at.
    They will be used in the last hours of a patients life. I really believe they would make a sad experience for the fa,ily a bit more peaceful if there loved one was covered with a quilt than a hospital sheet.
    I thought if I could find suitable Panels I could use them as the center and put quilt squares around it with a solid border.
    I went to Joanne's the only place to buy fabric around here. What a disappointment. No Panels, no fabric with angels or peace doves.
    Any ideas would be appreciated . Unfortunitly cost has to be considered . So if you have any ideas who sells panels, or suitable fabric Would love your ideas.
    I have a embroidery machine BUT my machine doesn't do larger designs its a cheapie but a goody LOL!!.
    I plan to enlarge a peace Dove our Hospice uses and applicate a large panel for one of the quilts. If it looks ok will make a couple with squares surrounding it. what do you Think.
    PLEASE be honest. I want them to bring peace to the families
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    Debbie

    Forgot I'm not the best quilter in the world so any easy quilting idea's also would help. Great at making the tops but man quilting is somethiing else

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    I think the dove sounds like a very nice idea. It is a peaceful symbol and at this time you want to help bring peace to the families.

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    Not sure what size panel you are thinking of but why not get fabric with a pretty scene and cut your own panel, then put blocks around it using the colors in that "panel" fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    Not sure what size panel you are thinking of but why not get fabric with a pretty scene and cut your own panel, then put blocks around it using the colors in that "panel" fabric?
    Any size would help bigger the better. Good idea about the scene. maybe find something that would be suitable to appliquee doves on top. Thanks. will search thru my stash

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    I just made my son a queen size quilt using a wolf panel
    42 x 36 in the middle and then blocked around it until I got the size I wanted. The panel was like 6 or 7 dollars I bought it on 4my3boyz website.. I was very happy with the panel and they had a pretty good variety.

    What your doing is wonderful... I did see alot of different panels when searching for his. I googled fabric panels.. they do sell some on amazon also.

    Good luck

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    marshall dry goods has a lot of panels for $3.99. sometimes they have a religious section, also.

    www.marshalldrygoods.com

    ebay has 4,700 panels:

    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

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    http://www.quiltknit.com/Fabric-Panels_c_699-1-4.html

    this site has an angel pattern panel

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    Ebay has a variety of panels for decent prices. Try them!

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    http://www.bearpawquilting.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi

    I have seen panels at Bear Paw Quilts

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    I know I was coming to the right place to ask LOL!!! Here's a top I just finished. Taking it tomorrow for size wise.
    HONEST opinions please you won't hurt my feelings

    Quilt to donate to Hospice
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    marshall dry goods has a lot of panels for $3.99. sometimes they have a religious section, also.

    www.marshalldrygoods.com

    ebay has 4,700 panels:

    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
    Can't believe you found all those panels on ebay when I did the search didn't get any like that. so checking there too TY TY

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-COTTON-FABRI...item3a64573403
    What do you think about using something like this one?

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    I have this panel but not too sure if the Serenity prayer that's on it is right to use in this case . Its beautiful trying to figure out how I could cut the prayer out and add something else
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    marshall dry goods has a lot of panels for $3.99. sometimes they have a religious section, also.

    www.marshalldrygoods.com

    ebay has 4,700 panels:

    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
    That's a great idea!!! That would be really appropriate and affordable, too.

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    Found a perfect Panel for one quilt Now just to win the auction on ebay

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    I use this style panel a LOT!!!! Perfect for a lab robe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire

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    I have bought alot of them off ebay in the past, you might want to try there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Thats a gorgeous panel Kathy.

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    Try www.equilter.com

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    We carry a LOT of panels:

    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...el_fabric.html

    You may like the "Golden Angel Panel":

    Golden Angel Panel
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    Do you mean like cheater quilt panels? This place has them they sent out a newsletter last week with lots of them on sale but their regular fabrics are not on the website, only the drapery/upholstry stuff. I'm sure if you call them they could send you a copy of the newsletter. http://www.sirsfabric.com/ They had bolts and bolts of the cheater panels.

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    On the construction, if you want to do something simple that really looks nice, make an envelope quilt. You can use batting, or not, right sides together sew around the perimeter, leaving an opening, then turn right side out, sew the opening shut, then run 2 rows of stitches vertically to anchor the batting so it won't shift.

    I measure the width of the quilt, divide by 3, then sew the lines at the 1/3 mark. So, if the width is 12", divide by 3 is 4", so I sew a line 4" in from the left side and the right side.

    It's very simple, it looks nice, you can do it quickly, and they wear extremely well.

    Also, on panels, look for pillow panels as well. You can cut them and arrange them on a quilt with borders. Here's an envelope quilt I did using pillow panels.
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    We have a fabric shop close to my home called Fabric and Foam. They had several of these Spiritual panels last fall but now say they are having trouble finding them anywhere. May need to go back to ebay and see what they have. Basically am trying to use up what I have b4 I buy more...

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    Check out ebay I have bought several panels.

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